Seeds @ the library

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/01/public-library-seed-lending.php

Treehugger writes about a library lending seeds.  I like this idea.  It fits into the new mode of creation rather than consumption at the library in the most symbolic way.  Plus it could be very helpful for many communities.  I just hope that this kind of thing can spread to rural areas and not run afoul of Monsanto’s seed copyrights.

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Interesting Library Protest

http://www.boingboing.net/2011/01/14/threatened-library-g.html

Boing Boing links to a story about how a library threatened with budget cuts asks its patrons to check out every item from the shelves.

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Library of Congress streaming music

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/10/library-of-congress-receives-200-000-vintage-master-recordings-f/

This is like some wonderful dream!  I’m glad that someone in the recording industry has the sense to hand some stuff over for proper digital preservation.  It would be nice if they ALL did it, but this is a good start.  Now I just need to refresh my memory of the extensive Universal music catalog.

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The most protective book of 2010: Witz

Straight from the mouth of a dude who was shooting bullets at books to see which ones could protect YOU:

[via The Consumerist]

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Happy New Year!

It’s been a while since I posted, but hopefully the new year will bring glad tidings.  I am no longer a library school student.  I am now a library school graduate!  And I’m on the job hunt.  That might become a focus of this blog.  It might not.  Either way, I’m looking forward to a and brighter year.

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Cooks Source may be dead

http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/16/congrats-self-righteous-internet-mob-you-killed-a-magazine

I like what Ms. Lacy is saying here.  I am somewhat torn about this.  I don’t like what Judith Greggs did. At the same time, I don’t think that the entire magazine should fail because of it. We are a country of second chances.  Vigilante justice is not acceptable.

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A library made from diseased wood? A library made from diseased wood.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/11/library-built-from-diseased-wood.php

It’s actually quite a charming building in Ann Arbor, MI.

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